Miki's sp from 2008/09
Actually, I think I like her 2008/09 sp from Skate America even better.
This is the one from World's
When Miki is on, she is capable of performing beautiful, unique, fluid, artistic moves.
One of these I especially liked was her graceful hand and fingertips movements from Skate America in 2006.
In this video it is from 1:49 to 1:54
I’ve seen professional Balinese Dancing performances live, and some of Miki’s moves in that performance remind me of those.
I was looking for a super clear video but unfortunately this was the best one apparently available right now on YouTube. I’m still looking for a better video.
I find most of this performance quite artistic.
In her 2007 Worlds, I really liked her SP. For her LP she performed clean, but I missed some of her other moves.
I guess I like beautifully performed, unique and exotic artistry.
It seems to me a lot of people are only looking for Ballet. And I love Ballet too, but it is certainly not the only form of art or grace.
Actually I wish Miki would show more of these moves. I think the judging system restricts a lot of skaters from showing all their talent because they have so many jumps and other elements they must perform.
Last edited by DragonPhoenix; 12-07-2009 at 11:35 AM.
I was a bit taken aback by the poster who criticized Leonova for crying in the KnC after her bad performance. Part of Leonova's appeal is that she is totally transparent as a person, and she expresses exactly how she is feeling. She's at her best when she's feeling exuberant and happy, and that adds a lot to her performance on the ice. But she obviously wasn't feeling her best when skating the FS at the GPF, and she couldn't rise to the occasion. So of course her sadness poured out of her in the KnC!
Leonova has been fairly consistent, and this was the first truly bad performance we've seen from her. So how about cutting the lady a break?
Anyway, if it weren't for Leonova bombing, Rochette would have finished last. And how popular would that have been?
I just had another look at the protocols... Ashley's PCS is so low!! By far the lowest of the whole bunch; I don't get that. Her skating skills are definitely better than Leonova, her posture thousand times better than Miki she does a lot of transitions, she's pretty musical and she really tries to interpret the music. I get that she may not be at the level of Rochette and Yu Na, especially as far as skating skills go; and Akiko had a delicious interpretation, so yes I'd have Ashley behind her on PCS as well; but still... Some judges gave her marks around 5.70 for PCS marks! That's low! I was wondering something; would Ashley's PCS marks benifit from using a more well known choreographer like David Wilson (if she could afford him)?
Also, the judging was iffy, I kinda feel that Joannie could have come in last...Alena landed more triples than she did. It could have gone either way
If we switch the name to simply "Kiss" would that give skaters unhappy with their scores the ability to give judges direction on what to kiss?